Disadvantages Of Radiologists

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Radiologists are constantly learning, growing and facing new challenges each second of the day. Radiologists use medical imaging to look at the inside of people's bodies to diagnose them. “Radiologists are physicians who performs and interprets diagnostic imaging tests and interventional procedures or treatments that involve the use of X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging equipment” (Tanja). They preform image-guided procedures, but they are not responsible for other medical needs of the patients being treated. They deal less with interaction with patients and more with other health care professionals (Tanja). Becoming a radiologist is not easy, schooling can take 10 or more years. 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical…show more content…
Radiologists are in short supply and that demands a very high salary. Health care jobs occupy a third of all employment and has since 2000. The AI machine is said to be much more productive and efficient than a human radiologist and cost much less (“Why Scan-Reading Artificial Intelligence Is Bad News for Radiologists”). Radiologists get paid a huge amount because there are not a high supply of them, replacing them with a machine such as Al would save a ton of money that could possibly be used somewhere else to advance other medical studies. Robots would save ample time and that time could also be spent multitasking in a more effective way than when people multitask. Using robots is a much cheaper way of doing the same job that radiologists perform. In China, Foxconn a contract manufacturer installed 10,000 robots. Now they can put as many as 30,000 in a year. Each robot costs around 20,000 and they do much more efficient work than humans. This also means years down the road this company will avoid hiring humans for the sake of expense (Malone). A single robot for the company Foxconn costs 20,000 when a year’s salary for a radiologist is 400,000. Robots are a much cheaper option and will be chosen over people in the near future. To be a radiologist there is a lot of schooling and training involved, where a computer can start the job right away. Robots are an all…show more content…
“Artificial intelligence is now taking over even white collar jobs,” he said, “but those that require lots of human touch and communication won’t be easily automated” (Paquette). Jobs like radiologists require a lot of human interaction, so the job itself will not be easy to replace completely by technology. As humans, people want to go into the doctors and be able to talk to another human face to face. So even if the computers are doing the “hard work” such as reading the MRI’s, humans still need to talk to the patients. The best solution to technology taking over jobs is making them work together and one not be dominant over the other. If the doctors and computers worked together, it would save a lot of time and make it easier for the radiologists. The computer can help to show things that the doctor might not of seen right away, but make it more time efficient for the patients being seen. This could also make the patients much happier because they would not have to wait as long for the results and they could be more accurate with the computer and radiologist working together (Silverman). Doctors and computers working together is the most time efficient solution. Although technology is constantly advancing, humans are still needed. Working together would make a much more positive environment when going to see a radiologist.
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